Athlete of the Week Archive

March 28, 2008

LARAMIE, Wyo. -



Vashone West


Do you have any pre-race rituals?
"I always pray, I always ask my grandmother, my aunt, and Jesus to give me strength."

Is there something in particular that you like to eat before a race or the day before?
"I don't like to eat a whole lot before races, because when you get nervous you tend to feel it."

A sprinter you would like to immolate and why?
"Michael Johnson, he has the world record in the 200m and he looks good when he runs too."

What is your favorite movie?
"Titanic."

If you could date any celebrity who would it be?
"Halle Berry."

Sprinters usually wear different colored spikes, what color spikes do you wear?
"I wear the ones they give us and they are like a puke-green color. At home I have some light orange and yellow ones, I like those, they look faster."

Have you ever challenged someone to a race in the street?
"Yea, it was my cousin in Baltimore and he beat the crap out of me."

What would you like to do once you graduate from school?
"I am majoring in criminal justice so I would like to do something in law enforcement."

What is your favorite color Gatorade?
"Red."

Guitar Hero or Rock Band?
"Guitar Hero."

If you could Tivo any show what would it be?
"George Lopez Show."